All crew members of the cargo ship that has blocked Suez Canal are Indians

All crew members of the cargo ship that has blocked Suez Canal are Indians

The Suez Canal remains blocked as efforts to release the Ever Given continue.

The massive container ship Ever Given has been stuck in the Suez Canal, the world’s busiest shipping route, for almost four days now. And a recent media statement from the technical management of the ship Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement says that the crew onboard are Indians.

“All 25 crew are safe and accounted for. All crew are Indian nationals and remain onboard. The crew are working closely with all parties involved to re-float the vessel. The hard work and tireless professionalism of the Master and crew is greatly appreciated,” said the company. The Suez Canal remains blocked as efforts to release the Ever Given continue. A dust storm beached the container ship, which is 1300 feet long, and has created a massive traffic jam on the Suez Canal, keeping as many as 150 ships behind it, waiting.

Here’s a satellite view of the Ever Given stranded on the Suez Canal.

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The delay caused by Ever Given, is holding up $400 million an hour in trade, according to a CNBC report.

According to reports, it could take weeks to dislodge the Ever Given, and the ships blocked behind it are now planning a detour of over a thousand miles to get going again.

“The focus now is on dredging to remove sand and mud from around the port side of the vessel’s bow. In addition to the dredgers already on site a specialised suction dredger is now with the vessel and will shortly begin work. This dredger can shift 2,000 cubic metres of material every hour,” said the ship management company.

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